Are you drawn into the temptation of Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop when walking the mall? I know the aroma alone makes me want to stop, but for the most part, I walk right on by. Now I won’t have to feel so bad about walking on by because I have found a soft pretzel recipe that I can make right at home! Keto friendly, with a delicious buttery flavor. I even added pepperoni to replicate one of our favorite flavors from Auntie Anne’s!
Today I’m joining Sunday Supper to honor our beloved T.R. who we lost to cancer at such a young age. Cancer affects so many people and there probably is not a single person reading this post who hasn’t had someone they love or know in their life who has had to deal with it. TR was a fun, energetic and kind young man and I will never forget him! He wrote Gluten Free Crumbley blog which, sadly is no longer available online.
Join us today as we share recipes that fit into the gluten free lifestyle. There are links at the end of this post to the others participating in this event that you will definitely want to visit!
So, from my last few posts, you may have gathered that Grumpy and I have adapted to the Keto diet. After much research and a need to make some serious changes in our home, we decided this was the diet we needed to follow. We need to get control of Grumpy’s diabetes and in a huge effort to avoid insulin shots, I cleaned out our cupboards. I got rid of every stitch of flour, sugar, and pasta in the house. I started reading labels and making recipes that would fit into the Keto diet. I have to admit, I didn’t realize how easy it was going to be!
Being new to the Keto diet, I was amazed when I came across the recipe for Fathead dough. I never knew this existed, yet it is all over the internet! This grain free, keto friendly dough is my saviour (as well as anyone else on the Keto diet I am sure!). This also fits right into the gluten free diet!
The fathead dough comes together so easily, there is no waiting for anything to rise, and is very easy to work with. I had very little trouble shaping my pretzels. If you think you are going to bite into a doughy pretzel like you would from a warm pretzel shop though you will be disappointed. While these are soft and delicious, they are not a “real” pretzel. So don’t go into the mindset that you’re getting something exactly like the real thing. Keep your mind open and realize this is a diet lifestyle that is creating recipes “similar” to those you loved and perhaps (like me) were addicted to!
However, all that said, these were really delicious! They turned out to be quite big pretzels, so for a holiday party, you could cut them up into bite sized pieces and serve up appetizer style or just make pretzel nuggets and wrap some of those pepperoni pieces up in them!
Thanks for stopping by today and joining the Sunday Supper group in honoring T.R. I hope you will print out this recipe to make and then scroll on down to see what everyone else has contributed to this event!
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 3 large eggs, divided
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 5 ounces cream cheese
- coarse ground salt for topping
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir to combine.
- Place mozzarella and cream cheese in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 90 seconds. Remove from microwave, stir, then return to microwave for 60 seconds more.
- Add to the cheese, two of the eggs and the almond flour mixture, stirring until combined well. A dough ball will magically take shape!
- Divide dough into 6 pieces, then roll each piece into a rope and shape as a pretzel.
- Beat remaining egg and brush over top of pretzel dough. Place pepperoni slices over top of pretzel and a little sprinkling of cheese and coarse ground salt if desired.
- Place in oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.
- Can store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Adapted recipe originally found on Peace, Love, and Low Carb. I mistakenly used more cream cheese than her recipe called for and full fat mozzarella. As you can see, they still turned out great despite the fact it is stated that the part skim mozzarella works best to work with.
Gluten Free Sunday Supper Recipes
Sleigh Ride Starters
- Pepperoni Soft Pretzels by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Pumpkin Bread with Maple Walnut Glaze by My Life Cookbook
- Savory Chickpea Banana Pepper Fritters by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- T.R.’s Mulled Cider Martini by Food Lust People Love
Seasons Greetings Sides
- Balsamic Braised Red Cabbage by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Gluten Free Au Gratin Potatoes by Sunday Supper Movement
- Gluten Free Turkey Gravy by Jersey Girl Cooks
- Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing or Dressing by Palatable Pastime
- Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash by Cooking Chat
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts And Squash With Cranberry Cider Glaze by The Crumby Kitchen
- T.R.’s Homemade Cranberry Sauce by Hardly A Goddess
Making Things Merry Main Dish
- Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap by Life Tastes Good
- Easy Mexican Chicken Bowl by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Pork Fried Rice by The Freshman Cook
- Turkey Ham Scalloped Potatoes and Kale by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Vietnamese Chicken Salad by Caroline’s Cooking
Decking the Halls Desserts
- Flourless Chocolate Cookies by Pies and Plots
- Gluten Free Fudge by Our Good Life
- Grandma’s Peanut Butter Balls by Cricket’s Confections
- No Bake Gluten Free Fudgy Brownies by Simple and Savory
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies by Desserts Required
- The Worlds Best Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies by Bites of Wellness
- White Chocolate Crème Brûlée by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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